Lost in My Dream: An Anthology 1968-1974

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
It's reasonable, even logical, to question the need for a two-disc compilation from an early-'70s band that had negligible impact on the British or American charts or either of those country's musical sensibilities. But since 2000's That Was Yesterday only covered the years ending with 1970's The Last Puff, there was an opening, if maybe not a need, for a more extensive look at the act that finally called it quits after 1974's The Mirror. Also, since the band served as a breeding ground for musicians who went on to greater acclaim elsewhere (bassist Greg Ridley joined Humble Pie, guitarists Luther Grosvenor and Mick Jones followed with Mott the Hoople and Foreigner, ...
See more details below
CD
$32.29
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$33.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $20.23   
  • New (3) from $20.23   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
It's reasonable, even logical, to question the need for a two-disc compilation from an early-'70s band that had negligible impact on the British or American charts or either of those country's musical sensibilities. But since 2000's That Was Yesterday only covered the years ending with 1970's The Last Puff, there was an opening, if maybe not a need, for a more extensive look at the act that finally called it quits after 1974's The Mirror. Also, since the band served as a breeding ground for musicians who went on to greater acclaim elsewhere (bassist Greg Ridley joined Humble Pie, guitarists Luther Grosvenor and Mick Jones followed with Mott the Hoople and Foreigner, respectively, and Gary Wright, who wrote the bulk of the group's material, went on to a solo career), Spooky Tooth is deserving of this comprehensive, 34-track, two-and-a-half-hour collection. Both Wright and vocalist/frontman Mike Harrison were captivating blue-eyed soul singers, the latter nearly the equal of, and very similar to, Steve Marriott. When they sang together and the material was of high enough quality, the effect was of a nascent Humble Pie with more soul and less boogie. Spooky Tooth's brooding, slow-to-midtempo blues-rock, tinged in the early years with more than a little psychedelia, was an intriguing concoction, especially when applied to covers such as their distinctive, and some might argue, definitive versions of Janis Ian's "Society's Child," blues staple "Tobacco Road" and "Evil Woman" (not the ELO song of the same title, but one best recognized through Canned Heat's rendition). Mike Harrison had one of the U.K.'s great voices, though he never received the acclaim he deserved, even after releasing three solo albums. Tooth's original material was inconsistent, and a career-killing collaboration with French electronic experimental composer Pierre Henry (represented here by seven-and-a-half interminable minutes of "Hosanna") that followed the band's one stab at popularity in Spooky Two, pretty much killed whatever momentum they'd built up. A few rare singles and B-sides make an appearance along with a pair of previously unreleased songs circa 1968 on disc one. Most are worth hearing, with the rare Europe-only version of "Oh! Pretty Woman" especially impressive. Disc two follows the latter part of Tooth's historical progression and is, despite no hits, also intermittently enticing. Interestingly, the final four tracks from 1974's unfairly overlooked The Mirror where lead singer Harrison was replaced by Boxer's Mike Patto, are some of the most commercial, melodic, and driving tunes the band recorded. The only glaring omission is "That Was Yesterday," not only one of the group's and Gary Wright's best moments, but the title track to two previous Spooky Tooth collections. A 16-page color booklet filled with excellent liner notes, detailed track annotation, rare photos, and an extensive history of the band help make this set the definitive profile of an act that, with a few more breaks, could have been a force to be reckoned with instead of a footnote to England's '70s blues-rock exports.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929723221
  • Catalog Number: 2132
  • Sales rank: 12,368

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spooky Tooth Primary Artist
Pierre Henry electronics
Mick Jones Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Gary Wright Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Luther Grosvenor Guitar, Group Member
Mike Harrison Vocals, Group Member
Andy Leigh Bass Guitar, Group Member
Val Burke Bass Guitar, Group Member
Bryson Graham Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Mike Patto Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Greg Ridley Bass Guitar, Group Member
Alan Spenner Bass Guitar, Group Member
Chris Stainton Organ, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Mike Kellie Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Bass Guitar, Group Member
Henry McCulloch Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Pierre Henry Composer, Producer
Janis Ian Composer
Elton John Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Gary Wright Producer
Luther Grosvenor Composer
Larry Weiss Composer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Eddie Kramer Producer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Mike Patto Composer
Greg Ridley Composer
Chris Stainton Composer, Producer
Mike Kellie Composer
Mark Powell Liner Notes, Tape Research
A.C. Williams Composer
Ben Wiseman Remastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously